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1928 Mcdowell

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Author: GREGG Thursday, 17 August 2017

1928 McdowellThis is my 1928 Mcdowell overhead cam race car. It's the real deal from the 20's and raced into the 40's. Restored by Doug Assay in the 90's. Ran 3 Great Races and many other events.
      
   

1927 Ford Model T Fordor

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Author: Gregg Sunday, 30 July 2017

1927 Ford Model T FordorAlong with the improvements made to all 1926-1927 Model Ts, this car has several unusual late production features such as wire wheels, front and rear bumpers, arched front axle and EE crank shaft.  This car is unrestored with incredible interior. With the exception of normal wear and tear parts, this car is the way it left the Ford assembly plant in St. Paul, MN on April 21, 1927.  In 2016, It received modern stainless steel valves, along with new piston rings placed on the original standard-size pistons.  In 2017, all the bronze bushings in the front axle and tie rod assemblies were replaced.  For safety, it now has safety glass in the windshield, along with two Model A tail/brake lights.  No alterations were made to this car installing the tail/brake lights.  If desired, I have the original tail/brake lights.  All body wood is sound with absolutely no signs of rot. 
      
   

Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Model T Tour

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Author: Warren Henderson Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Model T Tour

Sunday August 13, 2017 was a very busy day, I ran a tour for the Central New Hampshire Model T Club, “the Granite T’ers” to Walpole, New Hampshire. It was over 120 miles round trip. We ended up with 13 cars (9 Model Ts, 3 Model As and 1 modern), a great turnout for our club.

 

At the last directors meeting we talked about inviting other local Model T & A club members to join our tours and I am very happy to say that we enjoyed 3 Model A cars and their six members on this tour.

 

I called it the Burdick’s Chocolate & Walpole Creamery Tour, but I should have named it the “Iron Butt”, “See if you can Catch Me Tour”! I did a lot of waiting for everyone to catch up with me, which is normal when lending a large group of vehicles over back, very hilly and dirt roads in a Model T (all newer cars were asked to follow in the back). Thank you, to Karen & Dave Dufault for running in the tail gunners place, with your 4-way flashers on, providing some much-needed safety. I also had the advantage of running these routes several times over the last 2 weeks, so knew when the steep uphill grades were coming and could get up some much-needed speed, before starting up them. Please note:  I did tell the group before we got started that “what goes up, must come down”. So, it also could have been called the “Be sure to check your brakes and adjust your bands, before starting on this tour”.

 

It was a very successful day; the weather was perfect and we all had a wonderful time.

The tour started at Page's Corner Store in Dunbarton, New Hampshire and went to Walpole via all back roads (as stated many were dirt and all were very hilly) and back to Page's. Paul LeBlanc said, “I think it holds the record for most miles traveled over dirt roads”. Another member (who shall remain anonymous) when he heard Paul’s statement said, “it’s the first time we ever drove on a AMC club hiking trail, while on tour”. To be honest it was a little narrow, but we did meet another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. So, I maintain that constitutes a road, even if you can’t find it on your map!

 

 

Thank you, to all those who helped by participating to make this tour a great success. One of the most enjoyable parts of my day was at the Walpole Creamery, when club members Peter Hubrich and his wife came down from Wilder, VT to visit with me and see Seabiscuit my 1926 Model T coupe, that I had purchased from him in July 2014.

 

Happy motoring,

 

Warren

 

      
   

1931-32 De Vaux u.s.a

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Author: colin Tuesday, 08 August 2017

1931-32 De Vaux u.s.a
   

1930's DE Vaux car u.s make

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Author: colin Tuesday, 08 August 2017

1930s DE Vaux car u.s make
   

VSCC Prescott 2017.

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Author: William Hearne Tuesday, 08 August 2017

VSCC Prescott 2017.This Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 was an interesting machine. I understand the it was built for Geo Eyston as a Brookland's Track Car and also broke several records in it's day.
  
   

1936 Morris 8 special Reg EP6475

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Author: Steven Lunn Saturday, 05 August 2017

1936 Morris 8 special Reg EP6475
 
   

Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey

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Author: David Thomas Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey
Triumphant rally in the grounds of Wroxall Abbey
The weekend of 10th and 11th June had been chosen for the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club’s 2017 annual rally at the beautiful Wroxall Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire. Wroxall is a simply lovely venue. The long majestic driveway from the main road led the drivers to the front of this magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building, which exudes traditional elegance and grandeur. 
Following a terrific breakfast on Saturday, a splendidly restored and maintained 1966 Bristol continental touring coach, sporting the livery of the original owners – Hants and Dorset Motor Services, arrived to take members on a sight-seeing journey around Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and the local environs. In those days cruising speed and top speed were viewed as one and the same, and, as if to prove she still could, Phil the owner slipped through the crash gearbox and gave us a taste of 1960s travel at 55 mph!
By early morning on Sunday the hotel lawns were filling with a variety of cars representing the best of the Triumph Motor Company’s production through the late 1920s and 30s. The larger saloons and roadsters at the back, near to the house and the smaller and sporty cars towards the front - a very creditable 28 cars had been assembled.
This year brought some very interesting cars on display, including a 1936 Gloria short saloon (JC3754), owned by Mike Goddard which was a 21st birthday present. The car has been in the same family for nearly 70 years, and had been under restoration for 10 years.
Another interesting car was a lovely yellow and black 1938 Gloria Fourteen Six-Light Saloon (ACL 991)owned by the event organiser, Martin Johnston-Howe. It had been meticulously restored over the last two years and rarely before restoration seen in the Club.
The Triumph Dolomites were well represented with eight cars on display. This included a recently re-imported from Australia 1939 Triumph Dolomite 1.5 litre Sports Saloon, the second to “newest” car on display. The car was exported in 1956 to Australia where it was owned by a pilot, before the current owner purchased and brought it back to the UK a few months ago. 
At the other end of the Triumph manufacturing period, was a rare 1929 Triumph Super Seven Coach built Saloon owned by Roger Janson. This car is original to the point that it had all of its original documents and sales materials and receipts in the name of the current owner’s grandfather. A real time warp!
The event also attracted several sole survivors including Brian Bishop’s 1936 Gloria 2-Ltre Vitesse Tourer which he has owned since the early 1960s. It is the only one of its type recorded.
Three nicely resorted Triumph Gloria Southern Cross two seater sports cars were on display, two of them being the later 1936 models.
The Club’s communal picnic lunch in the June sunshine rolled into an afternoon of pleasant conversation, technical discussions and general admiration of people’s efforts to restore, maintain and run the cars  treasured so much and, as is always the case, it was all over too quickly. 

The club is going from strength to strength and currently has just under 300 members the highest in its history. More details of the club can be obtained from Graham Shipman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Club is particularly pleased to hear from those who previously owned pre 1940 Triumphs and may have documents or photos to share. 
     

 

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Opel

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Author: Bart Kleyn Tuesday, 25 July 2017

OpelSeen in Tbilisi when organizing the Peaks of the Caucasus rally (link: http://www.via-flaminia.com/enkele-rally/peaks-the-caucasus/). You would not expect any potential participants in Georgia. But apparently there are pre-war cars even if they are for sale.
 
     
   

VSCC Formula Vintage Cadwell Park

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Author: Laurens Wednesday, 19 July 2017





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